Just as they had in the first-leg, Marseille stunned Inter with an injury-time goal to send the French champions through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The tie seemed certain to be heading into extra time after Diego Milito's strike had equalized Andre Ayew's late goal of three weeks ago. But substitute Brandao struck in the second minute of stoppage time to send Marseille through on away goals, despite Giampaolo Pazzini's late penalty.
After being thwarted numerous times by Marseille's superb Steve Mandanda, Inter finally got their goal through Diego Milito in the 75th minute.
A scrappy goal-mouth scramble following an Inter corner saw Marseille fail to clear the ball and after Pazzini had tried his luck, the ball found its way to the Argentinian who struck past Mandanda from close-range.
But incredibly Inter were again to fall victim to a late sucker-punch. A routine punt down-field from Manadanda was criminally allowed to travel all the way to Brandao on the edge of the Inter box. A neat chest-down from the Brazilian left him in perfect position and the striker unleashed a powerful low strike past Julio Cesar to send the Marseille players into jubilation.
With Inter now needing to score two goals to progress, a stunned San Siro fell eerily silent. The home fans' spirits not even momentarily lifted by the referee's awarding of a penalty to their side. Mandanda's clear tripping of Pazzini not only cost his side a penalty, but more importantly cost himself a second yellow card, meaning the French international will miss the first-leg of Marseille's quarter-final.
That Pazzini smashed home the penalty was of little consequence and of no comfort to the stricken Inter boss Claudio Ranieri. The former Roma and Juventus manager must now be just waiting for the call from above that signals the end of his short tenure in the Inter hot seat.